Laser hair removal is one of the most widely-performed cosmetic procedures in the nation, and its popularity continues to grow as equipment and treatment options evolve. In a recent SlideShare, Dr. Joel Schlessinger answers frequently asked questions about the benefits of laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal is a permanent, longer-term hair removal option, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

A combination of intense light and heat in the laser detect and target the hairs by their pigment, or melanin. The hairs are then destroyed in their individual follicles. Dr. Schlessinger can treat most areas of the body with the exception of the area around the eyes. Areas he and his staff frequently treat include the back, legs, bikini area, underarms, chin and upper lip.

Results vary from person to person, but most patients experience permanently thinner, sparser hair after a series of treatments. Results are maintained with occasional touch-ups. Laser hair removal works best on those with coarse, dark hair and light skin. Those patients with blonde, red or gray hair are not recommended for laser hair removal because there isn’t enough melanin present in the hair, and the laser isn’t able to target the follicle. Those with tan or dark skin tones are also not good candidates since there isn’t enough contrast between the melanin in the skin and hair.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s number one concern is safety.

Dr. Schlessinger was one of the first dermatologists in the country to offer laser hair removal at his practice. He participated in the initial clinical trials for the first laser hair removal systems and even taught other physicians about the procedure and its equipment. He has played an integral role in bringing laser hair removal to the market. Dr. Schlessinger continues to study the procedure and build upon his vast experience and knowledge. He and his staff at Skin Specialists in Omaha are proud of their unparalleled safety record, and they strive to ensure that each patient receives the best possible treatment for their needs.

The me smooth device is an alternative to laser hair removal recommended by Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

For those whose hair color and skin tone are not conducive to laser hair removal, Dr. Schlessinger recommends the me smooth Hair Removal Device. me smooth is the only FDA-approved at-home hair removal device to use patented elos technology that is safe and effective for all skin tones and types. In just seven treatments, you can experience smoother skin without stinging, nicks or ingrown hairs.

Do you have a question for Dr. Schlessinger about laser hair removal? Let us know in the comments below.

Posted Monday, June 9th, 2014 at 4:58 pm
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